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#1 Roberto

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:29 PM

Variety is reporting she will be starring and executive producing this with David Heyman, who will be producing along with Jeff Clifford through Heyman's own Heyday Films.

 

The story will be an adaptation of a fantasy trilogy by Erika Johansen that has yet to be released.

 

"Set three centuries after a small portion of the human race has populated a landmass that mysteriously emerged in the wake of an environmental catastrophe, the series follows nineteen-year-old princess Kelsea Glynn, who must reclaim her deceased mother’s throne and redeem her kingdom, the Tearling, from forces of corruption and dark magic of The Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of the neighboring country, Mortmesne."

 

There is no writer or director attached to the project.

 

Since the first book won't be released until 2014 and their isn't even a script yet, I'd say this is at least two years away from release.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

B)  Sounds interesting. I wonder if it's pure fantasy or some sort of real-earth-based sci-fi fantasy?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

sound good but yea without writer nor director it would be in a couple of years.

 

just remind me her role as daenerys from game of thrones lol


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:55 PM

Everyone's calling it a female version of Game of Thrones.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

I wonder how that is better than being in a period drama.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

Ugh, I hate when things are called "a female ____________." As far as I know, Game of Thrones is enjoyed by many females, and features many strong female characters.

 

In any case, I don't like GoT/ASoIAF so if they are similar I probably won't be interested.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

well, in the description given by Roberto, three characters, three females. And the writer is a women too


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

Yes, I understand there are women in the project. :P What I DON'T understand is why it must be used as some kind of qualifier. It should be able to just be "a film similar to the genre of Game of Thrones." Also saying it is a "female Game of Thrones" suggests that GoT ISN'T a female-centric project, when in fact there are plenty of female characters, some of them the strongest in recent literary history. Projects shouldn't be assigned genders. You should be able to go into it as any gender and find something to like or dislike without it being heavily marketed as for women or men.



#9 Roberto

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:29 PM

They call it that because there's no real information to go on. 

 

All they know is there will be many female characters and that the genre is similar to GoT.

 

Plus, it makes for a dramatic headline and creates buzz. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:33 PM

I think is more to create something which people can talk about and attract them to see it. When the media says: the new "game of thrones" or the new "lost" or whatever, they always equate and at the end the new one mostly is a fail because it is created a high interest and then doesnt meet your expectations


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#11 ling

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:37 PM

They call it that because there's no real information to go on. 

 

All they know is there will be many female characters and that the genre is similar to GoT.

 

Plus, it makes for a dramatic headline and creates buzz. 

 

Yes, but they could have just said "a new movie similar to GoT." Saying it's "female" makes it sexist. :P



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:04 PM

This is basically an elevator pitch. They need to tell people what kind of story it is in it's most basic form.

 

If they just said "It's like Game of Thrones" and left it at that, then it doesn't sound particularly different.

 

They need to emphasize the differences in order for the idea to seem original.

 

Otherwise, people will say it's just a copycat.

 

 

Once the story is more well-known, then it will be able to stand on it's own and not just be a tweaked version of an already established franchise.


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#13 Roberto

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:20 AM

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#14 Sacred_Path

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:12 AM

She seems so very strategical in choosing her projects. She chose to do teen roles while she was still in that age range, now she chooses to do fantasy, possibly a new franchise, because it gives her the opportunity for behind the scenes work. Not sure if I like that.

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#15 Roberto

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:27 AM

Let's not jump to conclusions. 

 

We don't know why she chose this.


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#16 ling

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:12 AM

Sounds like a good enough investment. The kind of thing I'd do if I had a bunch of money I should do something with.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:28 AM

Sounds like a good enough investment. The kind of thing I'd do if I had a bunch of money I should do something with.

That's what it seems like.

If she does this and it gets huge she's bound to have some credibility problems. "I'll stay away from blockbuster franchises! And no wizards!".

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:45 AM



If she does this and it gets huge she's bound to have some credibility problems.

 

Ach, Sacred. Who really cares? Say it today, forget it tomorrow. Fans buying everything, even if it is a twist in mind every 24 hours. We should get used to it by now. Remember? Degree in June 2013......


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#19 Sacred_Path

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:00 AM

Sometimes, I forget. Will needs to instruct us about Zen buddhism.

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#20 Jonny Carinthia

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:05 AM

Ooooommmmmmmm...........

 

 

Poor Will, Nobody should say, a life in wealth is hassle free.........


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